Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, says that the tactics employed by the Black Lives Matter movement do not represent the spirit of what her uncle stood for.
“I’m thinking some people don’t even remember Martin Luther King and what he stood for,” said King during an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, referring to the recent interruption of Bernie Sanders’ campaign event by Black Lives Matter protesters.
“Of course black lives matter, all lives matter….they don’t even know that it’s disrespectful to go to a meeting and jump into people’s faces and scream ‘black lives matter’ but no one has taught them how to articulate a need and because they don’t know how, they’re doing it inappropriately,” she added.
Asked what was happening behind the scenes, King remarked, “You wonder, who’s kind of behind the movement, who’s paying them,” adding that the political campaigns she was involved in paid people to hold signs and attend rallies.
Earlier this year it was reported that George Soros had donated around $33 million in one year to groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter activism.
“People don’t only do that when someone’s running for office, they do it to disturb a community….so a lot of that is happening,” said King, adding that other young people were joining in with the BLM movement “with zeal, without even examining what the message is.”
“There are people who want anarchy and confusion so that they can continue to do things that they were doing and nobody will ask them any questions,” remarked King
King is not the first individual closely linked to the civil rights struggle spearheaded by MLK to criticize the Black Lives Matter movement.
Back in June, we highlighted comments made by former Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, a personal friend of MLK who marched with King in Selma, Alabama and was with him when he was assassinated. Young was also instrumental in pushing through the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act.
“The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the (Confederate) flag. The fact is that 93% of black people killed are killed by other black people. So black lives matter. Let us start believing that we matter,” Young told Fox 5.
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